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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by kiffsta, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. jmw76

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    Sounds familiar.
    But you will still never have the colour or type of paint that you actually need for the next job.
     
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    Henry Ford of the 21st century: you can have any colour you like, so long as it is matte black!
     
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    I have a matte black but it has been placed at the rear until it decides it is going to behave and show some gloss....

    I do have the paint I bought for the SRX (Spilt Blood Candy) but I am wavering towards something a bit darker.... possibly Black Cherry Candy!!!!!!
     
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    Sprayed the engine on the GSX250!! Will have some pics up soon :)

    Also I had issues with the GN250 starting so I disassembled and cleaned the carb in the trusty ultrasonic cleaner, put it all back together and to my amazement the bike starts first click!! (when things are going good its such a nice feeling)

    Also a young lad pulled up on his hotted up Ninja 250 ha ha - we got talking and then I fired up the CB400 for him and almost made him cry :)
     
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    More of a 'what did I do to the bike this week' rather than 'what did I do to the bike today', but finally finished putting the spare mc22 project back together. Pleased with how it turned out, and now time to move it on to a new home. With the continually diminishing numbers of good examples around these days I'll certainly be testing the market to see what it can fetch, but I think it will take a while - as people here would know there's more work involved that some would-be buyers would not appreciate.

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    OK I can see the light with the engine!! I still have to order some gaskets and get the emblem badges for the casings and a few things to tidy up like polishing the engine fins and stuff but overall Im happy with the result

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    Didnt do much today.... laced up the front wheel and started to true it up but I need to get myself a spoke nipple spanner.
    Still waiting on new wheel bearings too.

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    I also made my cardboard template for the front guard mount / fork brace for the SRX.
    I have a sheet of 4mm alloy sheet I will cut it out of... should be plenty strong enough.

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    Is it easy to lace up and true a spoked wheel? i have never done it.
    Where do you start?
     
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    Lacing is relatively easy.... once you get the correct positioning etc... it only took me 3.5hrs... the last .5 was lacing it correctly... the previous 3 was doing it wrong multiple times.. :headbang:
    The Trueing is a bit of an art I think... I had it pretty much within 2mm side to side yesterday but it was out on the circumference... so trying to correct that put it back out side to side so I think I just need to sneak up on it slowly.
    Apparently the outside spokes do side to side and inside do out of round...
    Might check you-tube again... and again.. and........
     
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    The best way to lace & true a spoked wheel is to take your wheel jig into the loungeroom, put a movie on, and lace away, a texta held against the stand when you are getting close to "right" helps pinpoint the wobble / high spots, once true, tap the spokes, some will "ting" some will "tong", depending on their tension, ting, tong, ting, tong is a good sound,,
    Oh,, I got carried away,,today's chore was to recess some 4mm plate for the oil feed O rings to sit,,,
     

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    I managed to get it trued up yesterday... to within 1.5 to 2mm. Honda specifies 3mm so that will do for me.
    I watched a different you-tube how to which made it much easier... mind you a spoke spanner would have been a handy tool as well. Oh well, one is on order now so the rear wheel will see some loving soonish.
    I then spent another 2 hrs searching for my 4mm Alloy plate... I cleaned up and re-arranged the garage last week...I found stuff I knew I had but hadnt seen for ages but now cant find my 4mm plate...lol
    It cant hide forever... it is A4 so should be easy to find... RIGHT!!!!!!
     
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    I worked on a bunch of Triumph bikes end of last year and thought "I wouldn't own a Triumph." Fixed one last week that needed a reg/rec that is $600 new OEM - wouldn't buy a Triumph.... Nek minit: I bought a Triumph. Sigh. Maybe I should just part it out. My boss offered me $50 less than I paid, I thought it would be may cheapest option...
     
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    Whay year is it ? I have a fair bit of triumph stuff
     
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    Once upon a time, when monkeys drank wine, & horses chewed tobacco, Triumph was my middle name
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    I also sat on a second hand Panigale in the showroom .... surprisingly very streamlined and 'narrow' like the Daytona .... hmmmm :cool:

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